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Poster: chris in long beach Date: Jun 7, 2010 10:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: drugs and the dead

I don't know if I"m the best person to answer this question because I'm a latecomer. I'm 35, but didn't really get into the Grateful Dead until about 4 or 5 years ago. So I was never saw any shows or got involved in any scene.

I've never dabbled in any illegal substances. That may explain why I can't get into Dark Star or Playin in the Band :D Or why I can't listen to complete shows.

Hmm, so maybe you have to be doped up to get into the long jams?

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Poster: snori Date: Jun 8, 2010 1:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: drugs and the dead

'Q. What did the Deadhead who'd run out of drugs say ?
A. What's that horrible noise !' Keith Richards quote, but he's hardly in a position to criticise.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jun 8, 2010 8:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: drugs and the dead

I've read or seen interviews with band members where they tell the same joke. ("What did the Deadhead say when the drugs ran out?" "This music sucks!") So they definitely had a sense of humor about that.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jun 8, 2010 5:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: drugs and the dead

Yeah, coming from Keith Richards, that's rich.

No, drugs aren't necessary. You could make the opposite case from me. It's been probably 20 years since I indulged in anything stronger than wine and beer (not counting coffee I guess?) but I appreciate the Dead more than ever. I couldn't really deal with Dark Star at the time, but now I get it.

Hm, I think coffee works in the opposite direction ...

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Poster: ice9freak Date: Jun 8, 2010 5:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: drugs and the dead

I got into the Dead when I was very young and fell in love with the music before I could get my hands on drugs (but lord knows I wanted to!). Strangely, as I got more and more into drugs, I got less into the Dead. Didn't help when Jerry died. But it's full circle now. I don't use illegal drugs anymore and I listen to Grateful Dead music every single day.